NFL draft tracker 2021: Instant analysis on every pick in the first round

The 2021 NFL draft, i.e. the league's 86th annual "Player Selection Meeting," is finally upon us, some beautiful mysteries finally about to be solved (while some others continue to deepen in Green Bay).

Outwardly, this draft will project a return to normalcy, the NFL set up with its massive stage contiguous to Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Browns' FirstEnergy Stadium on the shores of Lake Erie. However the pre-draft process was hardly standard, what with COVID-19 forcing the league to cancel this year's scouting combine on the heels of a season when scouts and team executives had far more limited access to college programs and the prospects whom they evaluate. Should make for an interesting calculus as teams weigh their information over the next three days and decide which players potentially fit their program.

Now, to the picks:

2021 NFL draft tracker: First-round picks

1. Jacksonville Jaguars –

2. New York Jets –

3. San Francisco 49ers (from Houston Texans via Miami Dolphins) –

4. Atlanta Falcons – 

5. Cincinnati Bengals –

6. Dolphins (from Philadelphia Eagles) – 

7. Detroit Lions – 

8. Carolina Panthers – 

9. Denver Broncos – 

10. Dallas Cowboys – 

11. New York Giants – 

12. Eagles (from 49ers via Dolphins) – 

13. Los Angeles Chargers – 

14. Minnesota Vikings – 

15. New England Patriots – 

16. Arizona Cardinals – 

17. Las Vegas Raiders – 

18. Dolphins – 

19. Washington Football Team – 

20. Chicago Bears – 

21. Indianapolis Colts – 

22. Tennessee Titans – 

23. Jets (from Seattle Seahawks) – 

24. Pittsburgh Steelers – 

25. Jaguars (from Los Angeles Rams) – 

26. Cleveland Browns – 

27. Baltimore Ravens – 

28. New Orleans Saints – 

29. Green Bay Packers – 

30. Buffalo Bills – 

31. Ravens (from Kansas City Chiefs) – 

32. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 


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A general view of the 2021 NFL Draft Stage at First Energy Stadium. (Photo: Kirby Lee, USA TODAY Sports)

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